Friday, October 14, 2016

Week In Review

I hope that everyone had a very restful Fall Break. Thank you so much for coming to your Fall Parent Teacher Conference. I enjoyed meeting with you and sharing what great things we've got going on in 4th grade.

News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. We are still in need of many volunteers. Please contact Jennifer Darrough ( if you're able to volunteer.
  • Interested in participating in a Pokemon Party?! The 4th Grade Teachers and Mrs. Davis are hosting a PTO Party on October 27thClick here for more information. 
  • Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.
  • Halloween Parties are right around the corner, please be sure to reference our Barretts Food Policy before sending in any edible treats. You can more information in our 4th grade letter HERE.

Take a look at our Week in Review! 

Writing Workshop


  • Revising
  • Editing for Commonly Confused Words (wood/would, there/their/they're, etc.)
  • Editing for Spelling & Punctuation
  • Publishing
  • Writing Celebration - Check our published poems in the slideshow below.

Social Studies

"Early Settlement"

  • Read Encounter - the story of Christopher Columbus arriving in North America from the perspective of the Native Americans
  • Early Missourians
  • Late Missouri Tribes
    • Research Project - Students worked in groups to develop a presentation on one of the 4 tribes
      • Osage
      • Iowa
      • Missourians
      • Sac & Fox


"Navigating Nonfiction"

  • This week we continued our practice of finding Main Idea and Identifying Key Details.
    • Students can practice Identifying Main Idea with games on the blog. Click HERE to play.

Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 


"Multiplication & Division"

  • Understanding Factors
  • Finding Factors
  • Prime & Composite Numbers
  • Finding Multiples

Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

Have a wonderful weekend!
-Mrs. Wood

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